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    India, Pakistan seal deal on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus link
    ISLAMABAD, FEB. 16. In a major breakthrough, India and Pakistan today agreed to allow travel across the Line of Control (LoC) by bus between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad. The service, under consideration since October 2003, is expected to start from ...

    Cricket series is on
    ISLAMABAD, FEB. 16. The Pakistan cricket team's tour to India is on, the Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, told presspersons today. In response to a specific question, Mr. Saran said he had no reason to believe that the cricket series would not go ...

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    The Hindu wishes to thank and commend its readers and well-wishers for their magnificent response to the tsunami calamity — they have expressed their solidarity with the victims through tremendously generous contributions to `The ...

    Court notice to Centre, CBI
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the Union Government, Justice (Retd.) M.C. Jain, Chairman of the Jain Commission of Inquiry, and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a petition by self-styled godman ...

    New commission to be set up to look into Centre-State ties: Patil
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The Centre has decided to set up one more commission to take a new look at the Centre-State relations, the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, said today. Clarifying that the purpose of the commission would not be to enter ...

    Supreme Court to hear Parrikar's plea on February 21
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The Supreme Court will hear on February 21 a quo warranto writ petition filed by the former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, questioning under what authority the present Chief Minister, Pratap Singh Rane, was ...

    Kyoto Protocol comes into force
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The Kyoto Protocol, which requires the industrialised countries to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), came into force today. India ratified the protocol in 2002. The industrialised ...

    Emancipation of women my aim: Girija Vyas
    NEW DELHI, FEB.16. Girija Vyas who took over as the chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) today, said creating awareness among women, particularly the rural women, about their rights is her priority. ``There are laws and women ...

    In `Hall of Fame'
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 16.Eminent Hindi writer Nirmal Verma and Malayalam novelist Kovilan entered the `Hall of Fame' of Indian literature when they were today elected Fellows of the Sahitya Akademi. — ...

    Security for Sania
    HYDERABAD, FEB. 16. Tennis star Sania Mirza has been provided with police protection after her parents complained of disturbances by autograph seekers. Security men were posted after Sania's parents met the city Police Commissioner and sought ...

    Sensex tumbles
    MUMBAI, FEB. 16. Early price rally was short-lived and the market crashed by 133 from the day's high of 6714.13 in a dramatic negative turn on heavy sell-off in the last one hour, triggered by a stiff opposition to banking reforms. ...

    HIV-positive woman `killed'
    AHMEDABAD, FEB. 16. An HIV-positive woman has allegedly been killed by her relatives at Dharasana village in Gujarat's Valsad district, police said today. She was found dead in her hut on the outskirts of the village on Monday. ...

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